Kony 2012 and Beyond: Transnational Solidarities

Saturday, April 28, 2012 @ 4:30pm

Event Info


UIC Forum

725 W Roosevelt Rd.





Chicago Public Media - WBEZ 91.5FM

The Public Square at the Illinois Humanities Council

The UIC Social Justice Initiative

The Kony 2012 controversy raised important questions about activism at home and abroad. How can those in the United States building meaningful transnational solidarities in Africa and around the globe? What should informed activism look like? How can we can act as citizens of the world?

This event is taking place as part of WBEZ's Global Activism Expo 2012, which gathers literally hundreds of Chicago-area global activists - all featured guests of Worldview's Global Activism Series - each providing ways you can immediately get involved and join their efforts.

Panelists will include:

Barbara Ransby, historian, writer and long-time political activist, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

Nicholas De Genova, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London and author of Working the Boundaries: Race, Space, and "Illegality" in Mexican Chicago

Anna Guevarra, interdisciplinary scholar and author of Marketing Dreams, Manufacturing Heroes: The Transnational Labor Brokering of Filipino Workers

Prexy Nesbitt, activist, educator and founder of Making the Road Tours to Africa

Andy Clarno, Assistant Professor in Sociology at UIC